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Blissful Brides

It has been way too long since I’ve written a blog, but for me that is good news as I have been happily designing some super fun and amazing invitations this year. I am in love with this job! I enjoyed setting up a display this weekend at the Bridal Bliss show and was privileged to meet some wonderful new brides-to-be! It is my hope that we will be able to create some “blissful” wedding invitations together this fall and next spring. 
Here are a couple of not-so-great iphone shots from The Blu Sash booth Sunday. Congratulations to Chelsea Roster for winning a free custom designed invitation from The Blu Sash!
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Happy Fall!

Let them eat cake

 ONE FISH…


Hello! Happy rainy and cold Wednesday to you! I thought we all could use a little bright spot in our day, so I am posting a cake I did for a “Suessical” birthday party. This is by no means an original cake design, but I LOVED making it. I don’t make cakes professionally, but love doing them on occasion for family and friends.

Dr. Suess and I go way back. Cat in the Hat was my absolute favorite book and the fish was my favorite character. In fact, I have the exact same book my mother read to me at home. I now read it to my kids regularly. It’s missing it’s spine, but it’s still in good shape! I marvel at my mother’s ability to keep things so well preserved.

I truly credit Dr. Suess with inspiring my illustrative style and my my passionate love for children’s books! Speaking of those two things, I hope to have more to share with you all in that arena later this year or early next year. I have some exciting things I am “cooking” up graphically, but there is still a lot of groundwork to be laid. I am so excited though!

Have a “Suessical” day!

A fresh perspective

The word I cannot get out of my head today is [ FRESH! ]
Fresh air, fresh flowers, fresh strawberries, fresh lettuce. Everything is new again and I am celebrating simple joys. The joy of opening my windows wide, noticing the sky again, the fresh fragrance after a spring rain and the way a the daffodil my son gave me smells so sweet.
Open your windows today and celebrate the simple pleasures life affords. We are blessed to be here! Each day is fresh and NEW.
{ A Wedding Wish Brooch Bouquet — by Amanda Heer }


“The earth laughs in flowers”

EE CUMMINGS

Pink

As an artist, each month in my mind has always had a color. January is blue. A teal, color of ice blue. March is a spring green and always will be, but February … February is pink.

To me Februrary has always been synonymous with pink. The month is awash with the color with white accents and occasional red flecks. In February we celebrate my mothers and my birthdays with Valentines Day happily sandwiched in between. Five years ago we joyfully welcomed my daughter into that celebration, having been born in February too.

Perhaps it is due to the fact that the most important ladies in my life are February babies or that the month is home to the most romantic holiday of all, Valentines Day, but to me February is the color pink. For that very reason, pink is my favorite color. Yes, of course pale azure blue is a close second { The Blu Sash }, but pink … pink! It is dear to my heart.

It is the color of love, of new baby girls, of fresh spring flowers and summer roses, ice cream parlors and party dresses, cakes and ribbons, flushed faces, blushes and all things happy and sweet. I will miss you February in all your pink splendor!

Brown Paper Packages: Emergency Snowman Kit

In case of emergency snow day … bundle up, grab your “Emergency Snowman Kit” and venture out into the great white unknown!

Make this quick and easy craft with the kids next time it snows. Send them on a treasure hunt through the house and out in the yard to gather the supplies for your very own Snowman Kit. Then put it straight to use or better yet, package it up, have the kids make a cute card and take it to a neighbor or friends house for some instant snow day fun!

Don’t forget the hot cocoa!

EMERGENCY SNOWMAN KIT
{ EVERY HOME SHOULD HAVE ONE }

1 ] EYES : SEEING IS BELIEVING.
For my kit, I picked out some large navy blue buttons I had in my sewing drawer,
but acorns, large marbles, rubber bouncy balls or, of course, coal would do
.

2 ] NOSE : THE NOSE KNOWS.
A cinnamon stick will do nicely for a nose that you can reuse
or you could purchase a small wooden cone and have the kids paint it orange!

3 ] MOUTH : WHEN YOU’RE SMILIN’ THE WHOLE WORLD SMILES AT YOU.
Anything will do for a mouth! A pipe cleaner, a ribbon, or my favorite … rick-rack! A snowman’s smile
always melts my heart and you can’t help but smile back!

4 ] BUTTONS : BUTTON UP!
A snowman must be clothed in weather appropriate fashion! Scour the house for old
unwanted buttons and seal them up in a plastic bag, a cute sack or an old breath mint tin.

5 ] HAT : IT’S OLD HAT.
Grab an old hat out of the closet or head on over to your local store

and grab a hat and some mittens on clearance.
For what is a snowman without a hat?

6 ] SCARF : THE FINISHING TOUCHES.
A snowman isn’t complete without the cutest old scarf you can find!

Grab one out of the closet or run down to the local thrift shop.

7 ] ARMS : WRAPPED IN A WARM EMBRACE.
Last but not least find a couple of suitable sticks for a set of loving arms.


THEN ….


8 ] BUNDLE UP : WRAP YOUR SWEET SNOWMAN BITS INSIDE THE SCARF.

9 ] IT’S A WRAP : TIE THE SCARF BUNDLE TO THE END OF YOUR TWO STICKS
& VENTURE OUT INTO THE GREAT WHITE WORLD!



10 ] BUILD A BETTER SNOWMAN :
LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW!
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